Unhygienic practices? - page 2

by worriedabouthygiene 4,616 Views | 27 Comments

Is filling syringes at a receptionist’s desk unhygienic? I went to a doctor’s office today for a job interview and they gave me some “on the spot training” which was basically sit at the phone and answer it, and fill syringes... Read More


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    Quote from nu rn
    Are you not a nurse or in nursing school at least? What type of position was the interview for? I find it very odd that non-nursing staff would be asked to draw up any meds.
    I was applying for the receptionist position. The three other girls filling syringes were receptionists as well
    Last edit by worriedabouthygiene on Feb 15, '13 : Reason: quote
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    Quote from worriedabouthygiene
    I was applying for the receptionist position. The three other girls filling syringes were receptionists as well

    These were syringes of materials to be injected into patients? OMG. Not only do you need to get out of there, you need to call the state office that regulates physicians and report this practice. Today. Now. This is dangerously substandard and could lead to infections.
    Race Mom, kakamegamama, rn/writer, and 2 others like this.
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    Oh man, stories like this remind me of my first MA job. I worked in a clinic that gave conscious sedation for outpatient surgery. The MA responsible for meds would dump the liquid versed and whatever narcotic we were using (can't remember) into a tub, mix it up, and draw up a week's worth at a time. No individual labels on the syringes, just kept them in a big bag. Good times.
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    [The MA responsible for meds would dump the liquid versed and whatever narcotic we were using (can't remember) into a tub, mix it up, and draw up a week's worth at a time.

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    I assumed you were a nurse. Google the Board of Medicine in your state, look up their #, & share your experience.
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    Quote from mariebailey
    I assumed you were a nurse. Google the Board of Medicine in your state, look up their #, & share your experience.
    I'll be calling first thing Monday morning.
    If someone bad were to learn of this crazy woman's interview process they could easily take a bottle filled with some awful stuff and start filling syringes with that instead of anesthetic since the area where it's done is completely unsupervised.
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    So, the "doctor" has one receptionist working for free as an interview?

    Free labour!

    Was this a cosmetic surgeon???
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    Quote from Fiona59
    So, the "doctor" has one receptionist working for free as an interview?

    Free labour!

    Was this a cosmetic surgeon???
    It was a dermatologist
    Last edit by worriedabouthygiene on Feb 15, '13 : Reason: typo
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    I would have thought it was some sort of test. "Is she going to do this? Or not?" I would not have done it because I would not be the one to use the syringes, and I would have said that. Hopefully, by NOT doing it, I would have been offered the job!
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    Quote from Luv2BAnurse
    I would have thought it was some sort of test. "Is she going to do this? Or not?" I would not have done it because I would not be the one to use the syringes, and I would have said that. Hopefully, by NOT doing it, I would have been offered the job!
    She yelled at one of the other receptionists to show my how to do it and get me started on it. It was a bit awkward.


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